19 June, Sunday — Blessings with our bread

June 19 -- Corpus Christi The Feast of Corpus Christi (Latin for ‘Body of Christ’) is a Catholic liturgical solemnity celebrating the real presence of the body and blood of Jesus Christ, the Son of God, in the elements of the Eucharist -- known as transubstantiation. Two months earlier, the Eucharist is observed on Maundy Thursday in a sombre atmosphere leading to Good Friday. The liturgy on that day also... Continue Reading →

28 August, Saturday — Sharing God’s Mercies

Aug 28 – Memorial for St. Augustine, bishop, doctor After investigating and experimenting with several philosophies, Augustine (354-430) became a Manichaean for several years; it taught of a great struggle between good and evil, and featured a lax moral code. A summation of his thinking at the time comes from his Confessions: “God, give me... Continue Reading →

26 August, Thursday — Doing God’s will

Thursday of Week 21 in Ordinary Time 1 Ths 3:7-13Mt 24:42-51 “Happy that servant if his master’s arrival finds him at this employment.” Today’s gospel reading speaks deeply to the ongoing geopolitical and public health uncertainty that we are facing. Indeed, the news channels have been filled with distressing images of people fleeing their own... Continue Reading →

19 June, Saturday – Depending on God

June 19 -- St Philip Minh, Priest, and Companions, Martyrs St Philip Minh and The Vietnamese Martyrs, also known as the Martyrs of Annam, Martyrs of Tonkin and Cochinchina, Martyrs of Indochina, or Andrew Dung-Lac and Companions, are saints on the General Roman Calendar who were canonized by Pope John Paul II. On June 19, 1988, thousands of overseas Vietnamese worldwide gathered at the Vatican for the Celebration of the... Continue Reading →

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